I've been searching the internet trying to find out how to solve this, but to no avail. So I'm hoping someone in here can point me in the right direction.
I'm currently on Mint 12, but will be moving up to Mint 13 in due time. However, I'm posting in this section because it might be relevant to whomever has this sort of problem with Ubuntu 12.04.
I currently have install sun-java6-plugin and sun-java6-re (installed by default upon installing Mint, instead of OpenJDK6).
The thing is, I would like to update to Oracle Java 7, not OpenJDK7.
The thing is, I've previously found that the OpenJDK just doesn't cut it with some of my needs. Some of the websites that I go to check to see what version of Java I'm running, and they don't recognise OpenJDK, and thus don't work, but they do with Sun/Oracle.
So until I update to Mint 13, how do I update to Oracle Java 7? I don't want the development part, just the runtime part.
Searching the web keeps yielding results for Java6 and OpenJDK, and even articles that are several years old.
I've downloading the Java7 package from www.java.com for my 64bit OS just in case.
Oh yes, I also found an article that Ubuntu 12.04 comes default with OpenJDK, and that if you want Java7 instead, you have to manually deactivate OpenJDK, then uninstall it, then remove excess files, then download the files from the Java website, install, and then activate it.
That seemed somewhat confusing as I thought it was a matter of just going to the software manager and uninstall OpenJDK. No faffing about with deactivation etc.
Well, can anyone help??